What does the word lead mean?

Is it live?

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  • Dv8s
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Lead has a few meanings, where it's spelled the same, but pronounced differently. As a chemical element, (/ˈlɛd/), or Pb, atomic number 82, is a heavy metal.

    Lead, /lēd/ the verb means cause (a person or animal) to go with one by holding them by the hand, a halter, a rope, etc. while moving forward, or it can be a route or means of access to a particular place or in a particular direction.

    As a noun, it means the initiative in an action; an example for others to follow, or a position of advantage in a contest; first place.

    No it doesn't mean live, which also has several meanings, and different pronunciations, despite the same spelling.

    Source(s): Oxford dictionary
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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    if it rhymes with "dead", it's a metal

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  • 1 month ago

    that spelling has many words that it represents with several different possible meanings.  A live lead would mean a wire that has power provided to it, perhaps.  The fact that the wire is a lead does not require it to be live, although it is a lead because it will be used to carry current at some point, or you would not call it a lead.  Whether the lead is live or not depends on whether the power is on or not.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If you mean the verb pronounced leed, it is defined as being ahead of the pack or out front.

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